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LM gets $135m for Aegis Baseline 9 deliveries to Japan

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Lockheed Martin gets $135m contract for Aegis Baseline 9 deliveries to Japan View post tag: Aegis Lockheed Martin gets $135m contract for Aegis Baseline 9 deliveries to Japan The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Lockheed Martin a $135.8 contract for work on the development and integration of the Aegis Baseline 9 systems for Japan Maritime Self Defense Force destroyers.The Baseline 9/BMD 5.1 variant is referred to as J7 for Japanese destroyers.The contract award follows a test from February this year which marked the first shipboard demonstration of the Aegis Baseline 9.2 (BMD 5.1) Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) tracking and engagement capabilities against complex threats. The test was carried out from US Navy destroyer USS John Paul Jones.Back in August 2016, Lockheed Martin received a $490 million contract to equip additional Japanese, Republic of Korea and US Navy destroyers with the integrated AEGIS air and missile defense (IAMD) capabilities.Work on this contract is expected to be completed by December 2018.LM has already provided four of Japan’s Kongo-class destroyers and two Atago-class destroyers with sea, air and undersea threat detection capabilities and will now provide the two next-generation Atago-class destroyers – the 27DDG destroyer – with the Aegis ship set. View post tag: JMSDF View post tag: Lockheed Martin Authorities Share this article December 18, 2017last_img read more

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Nutrition and Food Sciences – Adjunct Faculty

first_imgNondiscrimination Statement Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsChristian Experience EssayOptional DocumentsResumeCover LetterCurriculum VitaeUnofficial Transcript Qualifications The Department of Public Health Sciences at California BaptistUniversity invites applications from qualified individuals to teachon an adjunct basis in the Nutrition and Food Science program.Adjunct Professors are assigned on an on-going, as neededbasis. Posting Details Quick Link to Postinghttps://jobs.calbaptist.edu/postings/6045 Teaching responsibilities in the Nutrition and Food Sciences major.Courses taught may include: Introduction to Nutrition and FoodSciences, Lifecycle Nutrition, Community and Public HealthNutrition, Food Processing and Engineering, Food Technology, and/orQuantity Food Systems Management and/or similar courses as assignedby the Department Chair. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Teaching Responsibilitiescenter_img State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law. Position TitleNutrition and Food Sciences – Adjunct Faculty If no, please explain (required):(Open Ended Question)* Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar) * Are you a Christian?YesNo Position Summary Master’s degree required. Relevant experience in nutrition,dietetics, or food science/management desired. * Do you attend church regularly?YesNolast_img read more

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WILL WE CHOOSE FREEDOM IN 2016?

first_imgBy Susan Stamper BrownOne of the greatest gifts my hardworking, blue-collar father gave me when I was young was the belief that no one owes me anything. His wisdom carried me through some difficult times growing up and helped shape me into the person I am today. It seems that self-reliant attitude my dad instilled in me is all but lost in this country.As the presidential election draws near, with Hillary possibly being fitted for an orange jumpsuit with complementary ankle chains and the self-avowed socialist, Bernie Sanders, rising in the polls, it might be time to consider my dad’s ideals and the freedoms we once knew will soon be a thing of the past, should a liberal take office.Typically, what one president does in moderation, the next like-minded president usually does in excess, so going from a closet socialist to a full-blown socialist is not a big leap for Democrats. But, for those of us who still believe in our beloved constitution and cling to the freedoms within, a socialist president represents the greatest threat to our constitution in modern times and would take us about as far from what our founders intended as we could go.Not that long ago, my father’s can-do attitude was common place, until snakes from both sides of the political aisle began to understand immense power could be gained by peddling handouts in exchange for votes. If they know anything at all, these self-serving political serpents understand human nature. If you give people what they didn’t earn from sources to which they didn’t contribute, they quickly become dependent. Add a bit of Machiavellian wordsmithing by redefining those handouts as “rights” and voila! You create a permanent voting base.Our founders spoke of “unalienable rights.” Like modern day snake oil salesmen, politicians market tangible handouts, a never ending list of miscellaneous freebies, instead of the intangibles of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” They have succeeded in transforming the Declaration of Independence into a “Declaration of Dependence.”The Democrat Party is predominately the trustee of that “Declaration of Dependence” but they are not alone. Under Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s leadership, likeminded Republicans just assisted President Obama in engineering the largest expansion of the federal government’s safety net in fifty years, despite large GOP majorities in both houses of Congress.The $1.8 trillion deal approved in December made permanent certain tax breaks and credits which were originally considered temporary relief during Obama’s first year to help people through the recession. Despite the fact that we cannot afford this expansion, it is now permanent — and our children and their children will foot the bill. The Seattle Times reports this expansion is “the government’s largest cash-assistance program…with more than 40 million people receiving benefits each year.”All the Democrat Party presidential candidates say they want to expand far beyond this government overreach while a couple of sensible-minded conservatives propose policies intended to roll back unnecessary handouts to help get America back on the track to being the exceptional nation she once was. Allowing individuals to enjoy their God-endowed freedom to achieve their unique definition of “The American Dream” ensures that future generations will have the opportunity to stand on their own without government interference or the slavery of dependence.Had America’s founders believed entitlements trumped ingenuity, the “New World” would be just like the old one, which is a case study in what happens when liberals are left to themselves. Long before he became president, Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Perfect Pumpkin.

first_img The perfect pumpkin takes time, planning and managing to grow in your garden. UGA CAES File Photo Pumpkins have become the Christmas trees of fall festivals, the Easter bunnies of Halloween. From jack-o’-lanterns to the formal centerpiece, pumpkins are a focal point of autumn.But if you want the perfect pumpkin come October, start planning now. Oh, sure, you could just drive to your local retailer next fall. But that would take the challenge out of it.To grow your own Great Pumpkin, first choose the variety you want, so you can go ahead and order your seed.All Sizes, Three Vine TypesPumpkins come in all sizes, ranging from a few ounces to well over 100 pounds. The world record tops 1,000 pounds.They also come in three basic vine types: bush, semibush (or semivine) and vining. If your space is limited, you may want a bush or semibush type. However, most of these types don’t grow really large pumpkins.If you want the blue ribbon at the county fair or a pumpkin you can carve a small playhouse out of, you’ll probably want to grow a “Prizewinner” or “Dill’s Atlantic Giant.”If you’re looking for a large jack-o’-lantern type, try “Harvest Jack,” “Pro Gold 500,” “Jumpin’ Jack” or “Autumn King.” Good semivine types in this size are “Appalachian,” “Magic Lantern” and “Aspen.”Little Jack-o’-LanternsSome of the smaller jack-o’-lantern types also come on semibush vines. “Wizard” is an excellent choice. Vining types in this size are “Gold Fever,” “Gold Standard” and “Pro Gold 300.”If you want something different, try “Lumina,” a white pumpkin. For the little guys, “Munchkin,” “Jack-be-Little,” “Li’l October” and “Li’l Goblin” fill the bill.Now find a site that’s well-drained and gets plenty of sunlight. The best place is nearby and close to water, with plenty of room. If you want to incorporate soil amendments such as manure or composted leaves, work them into the soil when you till it.Prepare the SoilTurn the soil first, then till it deep. Incorporate about 1 pound of 10-10-10 per 100 square feet during your final tilling and form a well-tilled, smooth seedbed.The soil pH should be between 6.2 and 6.6. Incorporate lime a few weeks before planting to adjust soil pH. If you start with low-pH soil, you’ll be disappointed.The plant spacing will depend on your vine type. As a rule of thumb, plant rows of pumpkins 8 to 12 feet apart. With vining types, plant the hills about 4 feet apart. Space hills at 32 inches for semivine types and 2 feet for bush types.Schedule Your PlantingPlant so your harvest will begin by mid-October. Southern-grown pumpkins don’t store well, so planting them early is no real advantage.Pumpkin varieties will be ready for harvest in 85 to 120 days. The hot Georgia climate makes them mature about 10 days faster than the number on the package. Decide when you want to harvest and count backward to find the planting time. You may want to plant a few days earlier than that, just to be safe.Once they’re in the ground, managing pumpkins is critical. Keep the area well-watered, but not really wet. After about three weeks, apply another pound of 10-10-10 per 100 square feet by scattering around the plants (not right on them). Apply another pound just before the vines start to run.Watch for Pests, DiseasesWatch for pests and diseases, and apply appropriate insecticides or fungicides if they show up. But don’t hurt the bees. Pumpkins need them for pollination. Keeping the vines dry helps. Water only when the vines have time to dry before dark.Unfortunately, a couple of evils can strike that we can’t do a lot about in the garden. Viruses that affect pumpkins and a condition called silver leaf are hard to control, especially in south Georgia.If one of these hits you, there’s always the local produce stand.last_img read more

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EIA: Coal’s share of U.S. electricity generation to drop below 25% in 2019

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The U.S. Energy Information Administration is expecting domestic coal-fired power generation this year to reach its lowest level in over 70 years.In its Short-Term Energy Outlook released March 12, the federal agency forecasts coal’s share of U.S. generation to fall from 27% in 2018 to an average of 24.6% in 2019 and roughly 23% in 2020 due to markets favoring cheaper natural gas-fired generation. In an accompanying statement, EIA Administrator Linda Capuano said this is the first time since 1949, the earliest year listed in EIA’s “Monthly Energy Review,” that coal-fired generation will fall below 25% of all power generation.The EIA expects the share of utility-scale electricity generation produced by natural gas-fired power plants to continue to rise from 35% in 2018 to 37% in 2019 and 2020. Nuclear generation’s share will stay near its 2018 level of 19% for both 2019 and 2020, while hydropower’s share is forecast to average slightly less than 7% in 2019 and in 2020, as it had been in 2018.Capuano said the EIA continues to expect wind to overtake hydropower as the leading source of renewable electricity in the U.S. with forecast shares of 8% in 2019 and 9% in 2020. In total, wind, solar and other non-hydropower renewables are expected to see their share increase from about 10% in 2018 to 11% in 2019 and 13% in 2020.The EIA’s outlook also expects total U.S. electricity production to fall from an average of 11.45 million MWh/d in 2018 to 11.20 million MWh/d in 2019, before increasing to 11.24 million MWh/d in 2020. Overall, the EIA forecast a total decrease in power production of 1.84%, or 0.21 million MWh/d, from 2018 through 2020. The EIA also anticipates that total retail electricity sales will decline from 10.42 million MWh/d in 2018 to an average 10.25 million MWh/d in 2019 before rising to 10.30 million MWh/d in 2020.More ($): EIA expects coal-fired share of power generation to fall below 25% in 2019 EIA: Coal’s share of U.S. electricity generation to drop below 25% in 2019last_img read more

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Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee tackles disclosure issues

first_imgJudicial Ethics Advisory Committee tackles disclosure issues Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee tackles disclosure issues January 15, 2002 Regular Newscenter_img Disclosure is appropriate when a party is represented by a law firm that previously represented the firm of a judge’s spouse in a legal malpractice action, according to the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee.But disqualification in such an instance is not ethically required and the disclosure is only required for a “reasonable period of time.” Opinion Number: 2001-17The inquiring judge’s spouse is a shareholder and director of a medium-sized law firm. The law firm currently has two malpractice claims pending against it, neither of which alleges wrongdoing by the judge’s spouse. The judge is currently entering orders of recusal in actions in which a party is represented by an attorney from the law firm representing the spouse’s law firm, and the judge questioned whether disclosure is appropriate after the representation ceases, and if disclosure is made, whether disqualification is ethically required.The panel said the issues involve mixed questions of ethics and law and the issue of disqualification is governed by Canon 3E and Florida Rules of Judicial Administration 2.160, while the issue of disclosure is governed by the commentary to Canon 3E.Canon 3E of the Code of Judicial Conduct provides: “A judge shall disqualify himself or herself in a proceeding in which a judge’s impartiality might reasonably be questioned.” The commentary to Canon 3E of the Code of Judicial Conduct sets forth the circumstances under which disclosure is appropriate: “A judge should disclose on the record information that the judge believes the parties or their lawyers might consider relevant to the question of disqualification, even if the judge believes there is no real basis for disqualification. The fact that the judge conveys this information does not automatically require the judge to be disqualified upon a request by either party, but the issue should be resolved on a case-by-case basis.“Therefore, disclosure of the spouse’s former relationship with a law firm which now represents one of the parties is mandatory if the judge believes the information is relevant to the question of disqualification, and disqualification is required if the judge’s impartiality might reasonably be questioned,” the committee said. “The determination of whether the judge’s impartiality might reasonably be questioned depends upon the nature and extent of the relationship between the spouse and the attorney, whether the attorney was personally involved with the spouse, the monetary or personal significance of the case to the spouse, and the passage of time since the representation.”The committee said the inquiring judge should make a disclosure of the prior relationship for a reasonable period of time following the conclusion of the law firm’s representation, but said the disclosure of information is not an admission of bias but is necessary to enable a party to make an informed decision as to whether or not to seek disqualification.“A reasonable period of time has previously been suggested by this committee to be from several months to one year, depending upon the unique facts and circumstances of the representation,” the panel said.The panel said disclosure does not necessarily require disqualification pursuant to Canon 3E. The Supreme Court has recently held that different standards govern disqualification and disclosure and that the standard for disclosure is lower.In the case of In re: Frank, 753 So. 2d 1228 (Fla. 2000), the Supreme Court embraced the view that disqualification is personal and discretionary with the individual members of the judiciary. In making decisions regarding disqualification, the Supreme Court gave the following guidance to judges: “Judges must do all that is reasonably necessary to minimize the appearance of impropriety. They must remain cognizant of the fact that even in situations where they personally believe that their judgment would not be colored, public perception may differ.”The inquiring judge correctly determined that disqualification is proper in cases in which the law firm, who also currently represents the spouse’s law firm, appears before the court, the committee said.“However, the committee believes that after the representation is completed, there is no ethical duty for the court to disqualify itself pursuant to Canon 3E under the facts and circumstances of this inquiry, unless the judge believes that the judge’s impartiality might reasonably be questioned,” the panel said. “Although disqualification may not be ethically mandated, disqualification would be appropriate if a party filed a legally sufficient motion for disqualification pursuant to Rule 2.160, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration. If the motion is legally sufficient, the court has no discretion and must grant the motion.”The Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee is expressly charged with rendering advisory opinions interpreting the application of the Code of Judicial Conduct to specific circumstances confronting or affecting a judge or judicial candidate. Its opinions are advisory, and conduct that is consistent with an opinion may be evidence of good faith on the part of the judge, but the Judicial Qualifications Commission is not bound by the committee’s interpretive opinions.The full text of the committee’s opinions is available on the Supreme Court’s website by clicking here.last_img read more

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Brentwood Woman, 25, Killed in Southern State Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 25-year-old Brentwood woman was killed in a one-car crash on the Southern State Parkway Friday night, New York State police said.The woman was driving westbound at 11:28 p.m. near the Sagtikos State Parkway when she lost control of the 2000 Acura TL and slammed into a tree on the right shoulder, police said.She was pronounced dead by the medical examiner, police said.There didn’t appear to be anyone else in the car, a police spokesman said, adding that the investigation is ongoing. Police will also check if the car had any mechanical problems, he said.The woman was not identified pending notification of next of kin.last_img read more

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What a Shopify launch means for RewardStream

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr RewardStream has commercially launched our plugin for e-commerce retail platform Shopify, and our team couldn’t be happier about it.It’s no secret that year-over-year sales are booming for e-commerce retailers. Online sales in the U.S are forecasted to reach $523 billion by 2020, up 56% from $335 billion in 2015. As a SaaS provider in this digital click-to-buy age, RewardStream is entirely focused on making it easier for online stores grow their customer base through referrals.  To enable this, we’ve built seamless integrations with some of the most widely adopted e-commerce programs in the world: Magento, WooCommerce and now, Shopify.  These represent three of the fastest growing e-commerce platforms available to online retailers.Online e-commerce platforms Magento, WooCommerce and Shopify – along with PrestaShop – hold the largest market share of the many providers on the market. The numbers above show the kind of growth figures that these platforms achieved in 2016.  Shopify’s growth in 2017 is poised to be explosive.  In May 2017, Shopify reported that they’d hit 400,000 merchants and $20.7 million in monthly recurring revenue.  Now in their 11th year, Shopify powers stores for over a million users and has enabled over $34 billion in online sales. continue reading »last_img read more

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Sunman warehouse to be transformed into ‘barrel house’

first_imgSunman, In. — MGP Ingredients of Indiana has announced plans to use the 415,000-square foot facility formerly used by Deufol* to age spirits. The company, with distilleries in Lawrenceburg and Greendale purchased the building in October of 2018.The Sunman town council approved a tax abatement for the company in December.Some residents have expressed concerns about a fungus that grows as a result of evaporating ethanol. The black fungus will coat surfaces like houses and cars. Some fear property values could take a hit. The fungus, Baudoinia compniacensis, is documented in other distillery locations in Scotland and Ireland.In 2007, a scientific study was done that directly tied growth of the fungus to ethanol.In 2012, a group of property owners in Kentucky filed a class action lawsuit against spirit makers. A federal judge tossed that case out in 2016.*Deufol still leases space and employs full-time and temporary workers in the facility.last_img read more

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